Spotlight on Sapulpa: Headlines in History for September 12th


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Rachel Whitney
Curator, Sapulpa Historical Museum

Thursday, September 12, 1912, Sapulpa Evening Democrat: A Week of Sensation

“Twenty-five criminal cases assigned next week in Sapulpa. Next week things will be doing in the district court. There are twenty-five criminal cases assigned for trial, of which eight are murder cases. The assignment also includes assault with assault with intent to kill, arson, burglary, perjury, etc. in fact it will prove to be a sensational week. Not more than one third of the cases can be heard, but it is the intention if possible, to crowd the work. The docket by days, is as follows: Monday: burglary, assault with intent to kill, aggravated assault, perjury, grand larceny, murder, larceny, accepting money as a bribe, burglary; Tuesday: burglary, assault with intent to kill, robbery, murder; Wednesday: arson, murder, larceny, seduction, adultery; Thursday: assault with intent to kill, murder, murder; Friday: murder, murder, murder…”

Thursday, September 12, 1929, County Democrat News: Lower Rates Go in Effect Next Sunday

“Five new service cars for the Oklahoma Union Railway Company have arrived and through service between Tulsa and Sapulpa will be established Sunday…With the arrival of the new cars, the heavier cars will be released on the Interurban line. The fare will be reduced from 40 cents one way to 35 cents one way, with a commuters’ fare of 20 cents. Round trip commuters’ ticket rates will be commuters’ ticket rates will be a straight route to Tulsa with no change at Carbondale, as has been the recent practice.”

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Sunday, September 12, 1954, Sapulpa Sunday Herald: Morning Coffee Held for Leaders in Camp Fire Work

“A morning coffee held in the Sapulpa Public Library basement club rooms Friday morning launched the first Camp Fire Leader’s Association meeting with a good attendance marking the initial meeting of the fall season. Guests were served from an attractive table with brown linen cloth and centered with a lovely arrangement of autumn hued flowers in a green pottery leaf…at the table…a musical background was provided with recording from an album of Camp Fire songs and music…A group discussion was held regarding the forthcoming Camp Fire Girls sales project which will start Nov. 1. A new Camp Fire Cookbook, ‘Cooking is Fun for the Camp Fire Girl’ was introduced and announcement made of cooking classes to be held by groups in the electric demonstration kitchen of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company…”

Wednesday, September 12, 1956, Sapulpa Daily Herald: Contract Let for Construction of Main Extension

“The State Highway Commission has awarded the contract for the North Main extension as well as some 2 ½ miles of paving and a new bridge on a county road near Drumright. The lettings were among $5,200,751 in construction contracts to low bidders on 30 state road projects. The combined bids ran 8/53 percent below engineering estimates. The Creek County projects were $26,385 below the engineers’ figures. The North Main extension on S.H. 97 is for .903 mile of grading, drainage, and Portland cement paving. The contract went to Standard Industries of Tulsa for $116,341. The estimate for the project was $138,587…On the county road near Drumright, 2.421 miles of grading, drainage, rock base, and double bituminous paving will be laid by Standard Industries for $99,358. Estimate was $100,598. A 150-foot bridge on the road will be built by Husted Company at a cost of $39,807. Estimate was $42,706.”

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